Edmar Castaneda Trio Ends 2018-2019 Art Of Jazz Series On High Note Of Faith And Love

In a moving and electrifying performance, the Edmar Castaneda Trio mesmerized a sold-out audience at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Art of Jazz Series.  Joined by David Sillman on drums/percussion and Shlomi Cohen on soprano sax, the trio brought the audience to its feet for a closing rousing standing ovation. With much intrigue, the audience waited […]

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Jazz Phenomenon Edmar Castaneda To Close 2018-2019 AKG Art Of Jazz Series

One of the hallmarks of the Art of Jazz series at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is that in addition to presenting some of the greatest artists in jazz history, it also introduced an entire generation of jazz leaders making their first appearances in the region (The Bad Plus, Cecile McClorin Salvant, Gregory Porter, Kurt Elling, […]

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The Voice And Music Of Carla Bley

In our recent article on Carla Bley, The Musical Journey Of Carla Bley, we looked at Bley’s lifelong endeavors in music. In this article, we present a collection of interviews and podcasts for further in-depth retrospectives on a living legend in jazz history. Carla Bley “Trios” with bassist Steve Swallow and saxophonist Andy Sheppard appear […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz Comes Out After The Deep Freeze

After a few days of blizzard conditions, driving bans, and being cooped up inside, it’s time to get out and hear some jazz!  And, there will be plenty of jazz out in the Greater Buffalo area to enjoy! The variety of jazz available will mean something for everyone. Featured Event Yan Carlos Artime – Afro-Cuban […]

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Joe Lovano Debuts Intimate Beauty Of Trio Tapestry

The Grammy Award Winning composer, arranger, and jazz saxophonist, Joe Lovano, debuted the first live performance of his new major works with ECM Records, Trio Tapestry, on Sunday, January 27.  The concert, held at Albright-Knox Art Gallery as part of the Art of Jazz Series, was the trio’s first-ever outing since the Trio Tapestry album […]

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Jazz In Town: Jazz Is Selling Out! Events That Is!

The weather may be frigid but the jazz in town is heating up.  Plenty of superlative jazz is about to hit the area this upcoming weekend and week! Three spectacular jazz events are already filled to capacity.  Soldout events worth mentioning: Sentimental Journey with the Buffalo Dolls and The Ladies First Jazz Big Band on […]

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Jazz Legend Joe Lovano to Premier Trio Tapestry as Part of Art of Jazz Series

The 2018–19 Art of Jazz Series will present the premier concert by jazz saxophone legend Joe Lovano with his new ensemble Trio Tapestry, featuring Marilyn Crispell and Carmen Castaldi on January 27, at 3 pm in the Auditorium.  Series producer Bruce Eaton will host a pre-concert discussion, “Three for the Road,” at 2 pm, highlighting […]

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Joe Lovano “Trio Tapestry”: AKG Art Of Jazz Series Is First Concert For New Album

Joe Lovano arrives for a much-anticipated appearance at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Art of Jazz Series on Sunday, January 27th.  The prolific saxophonist makes Buffalo his first album-release concert for a new project with EMC entitled Trio Tapestry. The album is scheduled for release on January 25th and the concert will be the first live […]

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17 Jazz Concerts That Make Great Christmas Gifts For Your Jazz Lover

At Christmas time, giving the gift of a future jazz concert to the jazz-loving fan can be a great way to support local and regional jazz.  And, make a jazz fan loving their Christmas gift.  There are a plentiful number of jazz concerts scheduled in 2019 in the Greater Buffalo and Niagara Regions.  Including concerts in […]

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Sullivan Fortner Trio Dazzles Audience For Art Of Jazz Kick Off

The Sullivan Fortner Trio kicked off the Albright-Knox Art of Jazz Series Saturday evening (November 17, 2018) in stellar fashion.  Fortner led a first-class trio featuring two highly-acclaimed jazz artists in Ameen Saleem on upright bass and Winard Harper on drums.  Evidenced from the first tune was Fortner’s technical capabilities on piano.  Which were dazzling. […]

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